Rajesh is a Master Mariner with more than 37 years industry experience, including Command experience at sea and senior management ashore. His seagoing experience includes bulk / timber carriers and tankers, ranging from Type 1 Chemical and Product tankers, to Ultra Large Crude Carriers (ULCC). As a Marine Superintendent and Commercial and Operations Manager, he is well-versed with all aspects of ship operations and management, including charter party disputes, ship building and ship management contracts.
Based in Singapore, Rajesh has gained extensive experience of marine casualties within the South-East Asia region while working for one of the International Group P&I Clubs for over 6 years as a dedicated Correspondent and Claims Executive. He has worked on a wide variety of casualty investigations, including collisions, groundings, pollution incidents, fires on board and issues related to the carriage of hazardous cargoes. Ship board claims include sub-optimum performance of cranes, derricks, windlasses, mooring winches and cargo pumps, STS operations and issues related to cargo quantity and contamination.
He has dealt with the legal aspects of casualties, including the appointment of forensic scientists for investigating sources of fires and lawyers for arresting and release from arrests of ships in the region. He has participated in the analysis of incidents to determine liability and the quantum of damage. Rajesh also has experience training senior officers in full-mission Bridge Simulators, Bridge Team and Bridge Resource Management, auditing of onboard procedures to provide insight into potential failures in communications and shortcomings in training which can lead to the loss of situational awareness preceding accidents.